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“Vegetarian and gluten free menu offer great selection” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Roy's
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Ranked #481 of 9,466 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: Hawaiian, Seafood, Sushi
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Corner of Superior and State Street.
Transit: EL train stop 1 block north at Chicago and State.
Description: Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi created an entirely new approach to fine dining. The first Roy's opened in Honolulu in 1988 and we've spread our warm hospitality and passion for innovative and creative cuisine around the world ever since. Indulge in one of our spectacular cocktails or choose a glass from our award-winning wine list while you discover the fresh ingredients and outstanding seafood, expertly prepared by our local chefs that made us famous.
United States
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653 reviews
476 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
“Vegetarian and gluten free menu offer great selection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We appreciated the vegetarian menu and really enjoyed the vegetarian sushi which they were happy to customize. Attentive and friendly service and good selection of wines by the glass.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Wisconsin
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131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

Roy's is just a few blocks off of Michigan Ave so it was an easy walk from our hotel. The table is given a shared basket of edamame pods. The kids' meals were great! They received many courses including dessert. Our oldest daughter got an all inclusive type meal. She didn't love the dressing on the salad, but liked the rest of her courses--especially the chocolate dessert. My shrimp was great as well.

We made reservations on Open Table for a Sunday night in early August. Probably wasn't necessary as it wasn't too busy. All in all a nice restaurant meal. It's on the expensive side. The service was excellent.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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199 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

Have been to may Roy's restaurants in Hawaii, Orlando , California and Arizona so was really lookng forward to trying the Chicago location. My wife and I ordered the Mahi Mahi and Ono, which were both tasty but lacked the same feeling as we got in other Roy restuarants. Our waitress was not that good either which defintely played a role. Even the souflle, which is my wufe's favorite, did not ooze out as it normally does. Something lacks at this particular location

Visited August 2013
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179 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Always a winner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

We visited Roy's Chicago and experienced Monday's prix fix dinner special. Totally worth it! The coconut shrimp appetizer was hot and flavorful and the filet of beef was the one of the most tender steaks I've ever eaten. The chocolate souffle was wonderful as always.

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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Not at all worth the price”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

We were so excited to go here for our 1st anniversary, but please save yourself the money. The sushi was way overpriced and mediocre. We went in July 2013 and the ambience was wonderful, but to me I want high quality sushi. As nice as the wait staff was and cute ambience, I would never go back and wouldn't recommend it to others. I make better sushi at home, which is sad, because I don't make it often!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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